Gideon Pilar Collins

  • Birth 5 Jun 1861 Tennessee, USA
  • Death 26 Apr 1906 Dunklin County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Senath, Dunklin County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 46674424

Cause of death TB. A set of triplets died at birth. Son of Wm H & Sarah Finley Collins. Husband of Martha E Goodwin.

Known children: Hattie, Eva (my Great-grandmother), Ernest David Sr, Virgil, Theodore Earl, Zadie & Dovie.

From E.D. Collins, Jr.: My Dad, Ernest D. Collins, Sr. said his father Gid Pilar Collins was a good speaker, often standing in for the local minister at church. He was a farmer, a Justice of the Peace and a very fine person. Martha Elizabeth never re-married after Gid Pilar died, though she was only 42 at that time.

This writer remembers Martha Elizabeth Goodwin Collins, my grandmother, as an attractive lady, very hard working, creative, a God serving lady, tall and straight and slim to the day she died suddenly. She had a good sense of humor, and seemingly was never depressed. She always had a good word for everyone she met.


" About 80 descendents of Gid Pilar and Martha (Goodwin) Collins met at Alta Shelter , Babler State Park, Chesterfield, MO, June 2, for their 3rd reunion in the past decade. Gid Pilar & Martha came to Missouri from Tennessee, but their descendents came from Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri.

Of the 6 children they raised to have families of their own, 3 were represented. The 1 remaining child, Zadie (Collins) Lane of Kennett, was in the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center with a broken pelvic bone. Cora (Whittington) Collins, widow of Virgil, lives in southern California with some 50 descendents of their union.

Members of the Ernest & Mary (Eskew) Collins family were: Opal (Collins) Long and family: Charles & Anna, Sandra, Tesse, Cheryl and Tristian of Kennett; Lonnie & Pauline (Collins) Stafford of Overland, MO, Brad & Theda (Stafford), Jason, Jill and Danny of Montgomery City, Mo., Billie and Dixie Lewis, Carry & Clint of Montgomery City, Danny and Verna Stafford, Justin, Danielle, Travis and Lauren of Maryland Heights; E. D. & Earline Collins, Houston Texas, Mike and Donna (Collins) Weinsting, St. Louis, Mitch and Beth Weinsting and Mimi, St. Louis, Kevin & Debbie (Collins) Krummel and Jason Adeisberger, Mehlville, Mo., David and Robin Jacobs, Mehlville; Euell and Earnestine (Collins) O'Neal, St. Louis, Greg and Brenda O'Neal, Jared and Melanie, Dallas, Texas, Ken and Vicki (O'Neal) Maskus, Justin and Kimberly, House Springs, Kevin & Deddie O'Neal, St. Charles, Fred & Kay (O'Neal) Hartsell, Phillip & Tina, David, Rodney, Lisa & Natasha, St. Charles.

Members of the Theodore Earl and Myrtle (Weidman) Collins family present were: T.E. (Bill) and Alberta (Jackson) Collins, St. Louis, and Harold and Zena (Collins) Dempsey, Paducah, Kentucky.

Ona and Dovie (Collins) Karnes were represented by Dorothy (Karnes) Leil of Cape Girardeau, Douglas and Loretha Karnes, Jackson, Tenn., and Rick and Lanis (Karnes) Price and Celana of Jackson.

Members of the Willie & Effie Collins family present were: Will & Naomi (Collins) Daniels, Nick and Judy (Daniels) McBride and son, and Carl and Sandra (Daniels) Christenson, all of Arnold.

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  • Created by: Sheila Parsley Young
  • Added: 14 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46674424
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gideon Pilar Collins (5 Jun 1861–26 Apr 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46674424, citing McGrew Cemetery, Senath, Dunklin County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Sheila Parsley Young (contributor 46889377) .